Shower filters are a terrific way to improve the quality of your shower water. Not only do they help to remove chlorine and other contaminants from your water, but they can also help to improve the smell and taste of your shower water.
With the ability to install in just about any home, apartment, RV, or boat, shower filters allow anyone to enjoy a filtered shower.
Installing a shower filter is a relatively straightforward process that can be completed in just a few minutes.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install a shower filter in your home:
How to Install a Shower Filter
Before installing a shower filter, you’ll need to have Teflon tape (plumbers tape), a pipe wrench, and a cloth.
- Make sure the water is turned off in the shower.
- Use a pipe wrench to unscrew your existing shower head from the shower arm.
- Wipe away the old Teflon tape from the shower arm threads.
- Wrap new Teflon tape around the shower arm threads in a clockwise direction.
- Screw on the shower filter to the shower arm.
- Hand tighten the shower filter. Once snug, give it a 1/4 to 1/2 turn with the pipe wrench to tighten fully.
- Turn on the water to the shower to check for leaks between the shower arm and shower filter.
- If no leaks are present, you can install the shower head in the same manner as you installed the shower filter (wrap Teflon tape around shower arm threads in a clockwise direction, hand tighten and use pipe wrench for 1/4 to 1/2 turn).
- Prevent Scratches: When tightening the shower filter with a pipe wrench, we recommend wrapping the fixture with a cloth to prevent it from being scratched.
- Don’t Over-tighten: If you over-tighten, it can crack the fixtures and cause a leak. The attachments should be firmly in place but not too tight.
- Proper Alignment: Make sure the shower filter is set so it is in line with your shower head. Additionally, you’ll want to ensure easy access to the cartridge so you can remove and replace it when needed.
Installation Instructions for Popular Shower Filter Brands
We compiled a list of installation instructions for some of the most popular brands of shower filters:
Here’s how to install an AquaBliss SF100 or SF220 shower filter:
Here’s how to install an AquaSana AQ-4100 shower filter:
Here’s how to install an AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter:
Here’s how to install a Berkey shower filter:
Here’s how to install a Pelican Water PSF-1 shower filter:
Here’s how to install a Sonaki inline shower filter:
Here’s how to install a SparkPod shower filter:
Here’s how to install a Sprite shower filter:
Installing a shower filter is a great way to improve the quality of your shower water. Not only do they help to remove chlorine and other contaminants from your water, but they can also help to improve the smell and taste of your shower water.
We hope this guide has helped show you how to install a shower filter in your home. Please contact us if you have any questions or need clarification on any of the steps. We’ll be happy to help.